spring color

Here’s a project I’ve been waiting ALL WINTER to do (you can’t spray paint in the cold) and since then, a certain neon stool has made the blogging rounds. Well, dang it, I’m going to paint mine anyway, and I think it makes a great occasional table between the chairs in the living room. I may still repaint the legs, or leave them chipped and old looking – I can’t decide. {This is a Krylon “Safety Red” with a Valspar clear lacquer}

Please don’t judge me for the state of my floors, and the abject filth in the before photo, it was a quick snap before dragging the stool out to the garage. I am having an impossible time with the dust from the main road we’re on. Housekeeping! Who knew it was such a trial. I’m dealing with plenty of other more important life trials right now.

18 Comments on spring color

  1. Anna @ D16
    March 24, 2012 at 8:35 am (4 years ago)

    I keep coming back to look at it.

  2. deirdre
    March 24, 2012 at 5:07 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh! I used to have those sunglasses! So sad they disappeared..

    • verhext
      March 25, 2012 at 5:45 am (4 years ago)

      Yikes! I would cry! I love Kala frames, I was just looking for a new pair but Vermont selection is so limited.

  3. hungryandfrozen
    March 25, 2012 at 2:13 am (4 years ago)

    I like what you did there. Gorgeous colour. And you should see the state of my floors :/ long, long, looong overdue for a mop.

    • verhext
      March 25, 2012 at 5:45 am (4 years ago)

      I just mopped! I think past owners or the fact that the floors are 175 years old just means there’s a permanent film. :(

  4. libby
    March 25, 2012 at 5:30 am (4 years ago)

    I love the bright red – I want some “Safety Red” – and floors in VT in mud season are enough to drive a person to madness.

    • verhext
      March 25, 2012 at 5:46 am (4 years ago)

      I know, my poor husband. I scream “TRACKING MUDDDDDDD” like 19712897481 times a weekend.

  5. meghan
    March 25, 2012 at 11:43 am (4 years ago)

    Looooooooove. It is gorgeous.

  6. Jen
    March 25, 2012 at 12:18 pm (4 years ago)

    I can’t stop staring at it.

  7. J+H @ Beyond The Stoop
    March 26, 2012 at 10:50 am (4 years ago)

    LOVE the stool! i have some sunny yellow krylon for some old dining chairs of mine that we use for extra seating in the living room and a towel “shelf” in the bathroom, but i’ve been putting it off since OCTOBER!! it’s such a pity that those paint-splattered gems have been sitting in our apartment for so long looking so sad….

    maybe this will be my boost of inspiration!
    this weekend it is!
    (hopefully :P)


  8. Kendra
    March 26, 2012 at 11:20 am (4 years ago)

    I like the shiny stool. How’s the book?

    • verhext
      March 26, 2012 at 11:22 am (4 years ago)

      Mindblowing! I need to write a post about it.

  9. Angeliska
    March 26, 2012 at 5:42 pm (4 years ago)

    Isn’t Arcadia amazing? Man, I love Lauren Groff’s writing. She kills me.
    I can’t wait to re-read it! xxoo

  10. christina
    March 26, 2012 at 7:46 pm (4 years ago)

    I looove this. It came out so perfectly! I need to get myself some bright paint.

  11. karie
    March 28, 2012 at 7:05 am (4 years ago)

    Soooo pretty! A nice burst of color during a Vermont winter (though I heard it was like 80 last week?!) A cat would look very nice perched on it.

  12. Eat My Scabs
    March 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm (4 years ago)

    oooo gorgeous! I have some pedestal chairs and I’ve been thinking of doing something similar.

  13. Theas vintage
    April 18, 2012 at 2:04 am (4 years ago)

    Love it! And would love to see more peeks in your home!


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